1977 "First Edition" stated; Alfred A. Knopf publishers, New York; hardbound with black and ivory boards; owner's stamp inside 1st page; pages are unmarked and tight binding; minor stain on cover; good-fair condition; dust jacket has minor tears; a solid book with some flaws.

 

Alistair Cooke -

Alistair Cooke KBE (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British-American journalist, television personality and radio broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and America: A Personal History of the United States, he was well known in the United States as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theatre from 1971 to 1992. After holding the job for 22 years, and having worked in television for 42 years, Cooke retired in 1992, although he continued to present Letter from America until shortly before his death. He was the father of author and folk singer John Byrne Cooke.

 

Book Description -

"In this major new book, his first since Alistair Cooke's America, Cooke brings the same qualities to bear on six famous transatlantic figures - three of them English, three American - each of whom has a legendary meaning for our time, and a special meaning for Alistair Cooke.

 

  • Charles Chaplin;
  • H.L. Mencken;
  • Humphrey Bogart;
  • Adlai Stevenson;
  • Bertrand Russell; and
  • Edward VIII.

 

Six Men by Alistair Cooke

SKU: BS35c
$24.95Price